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U-434, Hamburg

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Offering a rare chance to experience the harsh living conditions inside the tight corridors of a Soviet submarine in operation during the height of the Cold War, U-434 is now open to the public as a museum exhibit. Once the largest hunting and espionage submarine in the world, the Russian submarine was built in 1976 and remained in service until 2001. The vessel spent many years patrolling the North Sea, operated by a 78-man crew. Today, the submarine is docked on the edge of the city's harbor, providing a peek behind one of the most impressive vessels of its time. To visit U-434 and get the most from your holiday in Hamburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • Having visited other submarine exhibits and museums around the world, I found this one to be the least educational, least interesting, and least informative. There is very little information to read a...  more »
  • 10E each and although you don't spend very long in there, wow it is so much fun and we laughed so much. It is so tight to get around and climb through small hatches and down ladders. Lots of fun.  more »
  • The Uboat is very interesting - you can get to see all the internal workings - fascinating to think that they had quite a large crew living on it. It is quite narrow inside and it was quite warm  more »